DDT “KING OF DDT TOKYO” Results

June 30, 2012

DDT “KING OF DDT TOKYO”, 30/06/2012
Shin-Kiba 1st RING
363 Fans – Super No Vacancy

01. King Of DDT – Round 1: Masa Takanashi defeated Tomomitsu Matsunaga with a Jackknife Hold Cutback (4:02).
02. King Of DDT – Round 1: Kenny Omega defeated Daisuke Sasaki with the Croyt’s Wrath (15:05).
03. King Of DDT – Round 1: Hikaru Sato defeated Michael Nakazawa with the Cross Armbreaker (4:58).
04. King Of DDT – Round 1: HARASHIMA defeated Shigehiro Irie by KO with the Somato (6:37).
Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: DJ Nira defeated Choun-Shiryu (c) by Pinfall (6:52 pm).
*DJ Nira becomes the 920th champion.
Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Choun-Shiryu defeated DJ Nira (c) with a Camel Clutch (6:54 pm).
*Choun-Shiryu becomes the 921st champion.
05. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Battle Royal: Choun-Shiryu (c) defeated DJ Nira, Hoshitango, Keita Yano, Tetsuya Endo and Hiroshi Fukuda (11:07).
5a. Hoshitango eliminated Hiroshi Fukuda by Pinfall (6:38).
5b. Hoshitango eliminated Keita Yano with a Stranglehold (9:48).
5c. Hoshitango eliminated Tetsuya Endo with a Stranglehold (10:34).
5d. Hoshitango eliminated DJ Nira with the Buenos Aires At Midnight (11:04).
5e. Choun-Shiryu eliminated Hoshitango with a Beijing Oklahoma Roll (11:07).
*V1 for Choun-Shiryu.
06. King Of DDT – Round 1: Keisuke Ishii defeated Takao Soma with a High Angle Double Arm DDT (6:24).
07. King Of DDT – Round 1: KUDO defeated Antonio Honda with a Back Spin Kick (11:43).
08. King Of DDT – Round 1: Yasu Urano defeated Makoto Oishi with a Tornado Clutch Cutback (1:04).
09. King Of DDT – Round 1: Danshoku Dino defeated Akito with the Analconda Vice (11:38).
10. Sanshiro Takagi & Ryuji Yamakawa defeated Kota Ibushi & Gota Ihashi when Yamakawa pinned Ihashi with the Reverse Tiger Driver (11:10).
11. King Of DDT – Round 2: Kenny Omega defeated Masa Takanashi with the Croyt’s Wrath (7:02).
12. King Of DDT – Round 2: HARASHIMA defeated Hikaru Sato with the Somato (19:49).
13. King Of DDT – Round 2: KUDO defeated Keisuke Ishii by Referee Stoppage after a barrage of Buzzsaw Kicks (8:21).
14. King Of DDT – Round 2: Danshoku Dino defeated Yasu Urano with the Danshoku Driver (17:53).

The semi-finals in Osaka will be Kenny Omega Vs HARASHIMA and KUDO Vs Danshoku Dino. Each of the four finalists spoke about their chances. Kenny said that he has been waiting four years to have another match with Kota Ibushi. HARASHIMA spoke about how tenacious DDT has been in order to last fifteen years. KUDO said he wanted to be the one to fight Ibushi in Budokan Hall. Dino got himself and the other three to swear an oath that they will not use any dirty tactics in their matches and they will all create a dramatic dream together.

MMA fighter Yukio Sakaguchi, who has competed in the recent Hard Hit shows, was in attendance. He announced he will take part in the Budokan Hall event and he will also appear at the 22/7 “ROAD TO BUDOKAN 2012” show in Korakuen Hall.

This year’s Beer Garden series in Shin-Kiba 1st RING will take place from 29th July to 4th August. The schedule of hosts for the week is as follows:

29/7 Union
30/7 nWJ
31/8 Kenny Omega
01/8 Antonio Honda
02/8 Homoiro Clover Z
03/8 HARASHIMA
04/8 DDT


King Of DDT Begins Tomorrow, New Road To Budokan Matches

June 29, 2012

DDT “KING OF DDT TOKYO”, 30/06/2012
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

01. King Of DDT – Round 1: Tomomitsu Matsunaga Vs Masa Takanashi
02. King Of DDT – Round 1: Kenny Omega Vs Daisuke Sasaki
03. King Of DDT – Round 1: Michael Nakazawa Vs Hikaru Sato
04. King Of DDT – Round 1: Shigehiro Irie Vs HARASHIMA
05. King Of DDT – Round 1: Keisuke Ishii Vs Takao Soma
06. King Of DDT – Round 1: KUDO Vs Antonio Honda
07. King Of DDT – Round 1: Yasu Urano Vs Makoto Oishi
08. King Of DDT – Round 1: Akito Vs Danshoku Dino
09. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Battle Royal: Choun-Shiryu (c) Vs DJ Nira Vs Hoshitango Vs Keita Yano Vs Tetsuya Endo Vs Hirshi Fukuda
10. Sanshiro Takagi & Ryuji Yamakawa Vs Kota Ibushi & Gota Ihashi
11. King Of DDT – Round 2: Winner Of Match #1 Vs Winner Of Match #2
12. King Of DDT – Round 2: Winner Of Match #3 Vs Winner Of Match #4
13. King Of DDT – Round 2: Winner Of Match #5 Vs Winner Of Match #6
14. King Of DDT – Round 2: Winner Of Match #7 Vs Winner Of Match #8

Out of all the opening round matches, Kenny Omega Vs Daisuke Sasaki is the only one that is taking place for the first time. Every other match has already taken place at least once in DDT.

DDT “KING OF DDT OSAKA”, 08/07/2012
Osaka Yodogawa Ward Center

1. King Of DDT 2012 – Semi Final:
2. King Of DDT 2012 – Semi Final:
3. DJ Nira Vs Hideki Shiota
4. King Of DDT 2012 – Final:

DDT “ROAD TO BUDOKAN IN HAKATA ~DRAMATIC DREAM STREET~”, 14/07/2012
Hakata Star Lanes

1. Danshoku Dino Vs Batten Tamagawa
2. Sanshiro Takagi & Yuto Aijima Vs Masa Takanashi & Keisuke Ishii
3. HARASHIMA Vs Azul Dragon

Yuto Aijima is a longtime freelancer from Fukuoka. His recent most known match took place in Pro Wrestling NOAH when he challenged Kenta Kobashi for the Global Hardcore Crown Openweight Title in 2009.

DDT “ROAD TO BUDOKAN IN HIROSHIMA ~DRAMATIC DREAM TOKA-SAN~”, 15/07/2012
Hiroshima Industrial Hall

1. Yuto Aijima Vs Antonio Honda
2. Danshoku Dino & Michael Nakazawa Vs HARASHIMA & Rey Paroma

Rey Paroma comes from Dove Pro Wrestling and claims to have been trained by El Canek.


Three Total Worlds, New Year’s Eve, Whose Anniversary Is It Anyway?

June 28, 2012

A press conference was held in Dropkick Bar today to announce a list of different shows taking place in Hakata Star Lanes on 16th December. Sanshiro Takagi was in attendence representing DDT along with Big Japan owner Eiji Tosaka and TAKA Michinoku of K-DOJO. Together they announced that on that day, Big Japan will host a show in the morning, DDT will hold a show in the afternoon and K-DOJO will put on a show in the evening. The series of shows will be held under the title of “Three Total Worlds”.

TAKA then invited K-DOJO wrestler Shiori Asahi into the room. TAKA said that this year will be Asahi’s 10th year in the wrestling business and that he should choose where the ring should be set up inside Hakata Star Lanes. Asahi suggested that they should set up two wrestling rings side by side. He believed that all three promotions are creative enough to come up with good ideas for matches involving two rings. TAKA then pointed out that this year will also be K-DOJO’s 10th Anniversary, which will make this show be even more special.

The talk soon turned to the annual New Year’s Eve show in Korakuen Hall. However, Takagi didn’t seem so eager to participate in this year’s event. He said that they have been doing the show for seven years straight and he has not been able to celebrate the holiday with his family ever since. Tosaka on the other hand said he is looking forward to doing it again. He also said it will be in time for either the 17th or 18th Anniversary of Big Japan. He couldn’t remember which one it was. It was also pointed out that this year is the 40th Anniversary of both New Japan and All Japan. Takagi then remembered that Korakuen Hall celebrated its 50th Anniversary this year too. And just when you think that was all there was to celebrate, Tosaka calculated that if you combine all of the participating promotions’ anniversaries, it adds up to 100 years. So it was decided that the New Year’s Eve show will be held to celebrate the combined 100 year Anniversary of Korakuen Hall and all of the participating promotions. If the double ring idea works in Hakata, they might repeat the concept in Korakuen.


New BJW x Union Matches, Omega Sound Test

June 28, 2012

BJW/UNION, 18/07/2012
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Jaki Numazawa & X Vs Big Rude & X
2. Great Kojika & X Vs Cherry & X
3. Special Singles Match: Yoshihito Sasaki Vs Shigehiro Irie
4. Shinya Ishikawa, Kazuki Hashimoto & Hideyoshi Kamitani Vs Isami Kodaka, Hiro Tsumaki & Taichi Kazato
5. Loser Raises Glass To The Winner – Hardcore Match: Ryuji Ito Vs Ken Ohka
6. DDT Extreme Title: Yuko Miyamoto (c) Vs Shuji Ishikawa

Always eager to make a show of himself, Ken Ohka confronted Naomi Susan and Eiji Tosaka during the announcement of the new matches to send a message to Ryuji Ito. Ohka took out a pair of scissors and placed them up to the fringe of his hair. He said he was doing this as a display of determination. Ohka told Tosaka he will bet anything in his Hardcore match with Ito. Susan stepped in and proposed that the loser of the match will have to raise a glass of champagne to the winner.

Are you ready to be taken for a ride? Kenny Omega will soon be getting brand new entrance music to replace his popular remix of the “Dr. Wily” theme from Mega Man 2. But fans of his current theme have nothing to worry about as his new song comes straight from Capcom themselves. The song will be produced by ROCK-MEN, a collaborative effort made up of different members from Capcom’s sound team. Last year they released a full album of songs based on tracks several different Mega Man games called “We Are ROCK-MEN!”. The currently untitled song will be used for the first time at the 30/6 DDT show in Shin-Kiba 1st RING.


Complete Card For “KING OF DDT TOKYO”

June 25, 2012

DDT “KING OF DDT TOKYO”, 30/06/2012
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

01. King Of DDT – Round 1: Tomomitsu Matsunaga Vs Masa Takanashi
02. King Of DDT – Round 1: Kenny Omega Vs Daisuke Sasaki
03. King Of DDT – Round 1: Michael Nakazawa Vs Hikaru Sato
04. King Of DDT – Round 1: Shigehiro Irie Vs HARASHIMA
05. King Of DDT – Round 1: Keisuke Ishii Vs Takao Soma
06. King Of DDT – Round 1: KUDO Vs Antonio Honda
07. King Of DDT – Round 1: Yasu Urano Vs Makoto Oishi
08. King Of DDT – Round 1: Akito Vs Danshoku Dino
09. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Battle Royal: Choun-Shiryu (c) Vs DJ Nira Vs Hoshitango Vs Keita Yano Vs Tetsuya Endo Vs Hirshi Fukuda
10. Sanshiro Takagi & Ryuji Yamakawa Vs Kota Ibushi & Gota Ihashi
11. King Of DDT – Round 2: Winner Of Match #1 Vs Winner Of Match #2
12. King Of DDT – Round 2: Winner Of Match #3 Vs Winner Of Match #4
13. King Of DDT – Round 2: Winner Of Match #5 Vs Winner Of Match #6
14. King Of DDT – Round 2: Winner Of Match #7 Vs Winner Of Match #8

There is the line-up. At the moment I am not sure if the Semi-Finals will consist of Winner A facing Winner B and Winner C facing Winner D.


DDT “WHAT ARE YOU DOING 2012” Results

June 24, 2012

DDT “WHAT ARE YOU DOING 2012”, 24/06/2012
Tokyo Korakuen Hall
1,517 Fans – Super No Vacancy

1. Yasu Urano, Antonio Honda & Keita Yano defeated Hikaru Sato, Keisuke Ishii & Tetsuya Endo when Hoda pinned Tetsuya Endo with the Diving Fist Drop (10:54).
2. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Battle Royal: Tsukasa Fujimoto (c) defeated Danshoku Dino, DJ Nira, Gorgeous Matsuno, Hoshitango, Akito, Gota Ihashi, Hiroshi Fukuda, Choun-Shiryu and Tanomusaku Toba (10:00).
2a. Hiroshi Fukuda defeated Tsukasa Fujimoto (c) with a Belly-To-Back Suplex (2:33).
*Hiroshi Fukuda becomes the 916th champion.
2b. Tanomusaku Toba defeated Hiroshi Fukuda (c) with a Buzzsaw Kick (4:56).
*Tanomusaku Toba becomes the 917th champion.
2c. Tsukasa Fujimoto defeated Tanomusaku Toba (c) with a School Boy (5:16).
*Tsukasa Fujimoto becomes the 918th champion.
Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title: Choun-Shiryu defeated Tsukasa Fujimoto (c) by Pinfall (12:35 pm).
*Choun-Shiryu becomes the 919th champion.
3. Special Single Match: HARASHIMA defeated Shigehiro Irie with the Somato (8:44).
4. GM Army Vs Dissidents: Sanshiro Takagi, Takao Soma, Hero Amon & Yoshiaki Fujiwara (w/ Katsuji Nagashima) defeated Michael Nakazawa, Kenny Omega, Batten Tamagawa & Tomomitsu Matsunaga when Takagi pinned Nakazawa with the Sit Down Himawari Bomb (8:34).
5. KO-D Tag Team Title: KUDO & Makoto Oishi (c) defeated Masa Takanashi & Daisuke Sasaki when KUDO pinned Takanashi with the Diving Double Knee Drop (13:16).
*V1 for KUDO & Makoto Oishi.
6. KO-D Openweight Title: Kota Ibushi defeated Yuji Hino (c) with the Phoenix Plex (21:12).
*Yuji Hino fails in V2. Kota Ibushi becomes the 42nd KO-D Openweight Champion!

The Golden Star has completed his climb back to the top of DDT! After a 20 minute battle with the K-DOJO powerhouse Yuji Hino, the KO-D Openweight Title is now around the waist of Kota Ibushi for the second time in his career. Ibushi dug deep and defeated Hino with the Phoenix Plex, a move Ibushi had only previously used once before against HARASHIMA at Sumo Hall back in 2009. Now he waits for the KING OF DDT 2012 winner to meet him in Budokan Hall.

Or maybe not. Someone had to come in and spoil the party and that someone was DJ Nira. As Ibushi was celebrating with his title belt, DJ Nira stepped into the ring and told Ibushi that he is not the only person who is eligible to compete in the main event of Budokan Hall. Nira showed his “Right To Challenge Anytime, Anywhere” contract to Ibushi, shook his hand and then left the ring. Will Nira really cash it in at Budokan Hall?

This defeat continues the recent bad period Yuji Hino has had with championship matches. Not only has Hino lost the KO-D Title and the KO-D Tag Team Title, he also lost the STRONGEST-K Tag Team Title earlier this month in K-DOJO. Just goes to show how fickle a pro wrestler’s fate can be.

The nWJ shocked everyone when the fourth man turned out to be Yoshiaki Fujiwara! Tsurumi Amon could only watch on helplessly while his team were getting destroyed by Sanshiro Takagi and his group. After the mtch, Amon considered quitting his role as DDT General Manager. However, Katsuji Nagashima stepped in and encouraged Amon to stay in the job. With the war against Tsurumi Amon seemingly won, Takagi now gets to focus on his upcoming match against Minoru Suzuki in Budokan Hall. Takagi asked Fujiwara to coach him for the time being and Fujiwara accepted the offer.

Takagi was then joined in the ring by Masayuki Sato, the editor in chief of Weekly Pro-Wrestling to announce a special issue of the magazine will be released during the run up to the big show to celebrate DDT’s achievements.

A special opening video will be created for DDT’s 15th Anniversary show. DDT will be teaming up with manga artist Yoichi Takahashi, the creator of the famous football series Captain Tsubasa to make an animated video to open up the big event. If my translation is correct, the video will be about the DDT roster playing a game of football that leads them over to Budokan Hall. So imagine those Nike and Addidas advertisements but with Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo replaced with Danshoku Dino and Michael Nakazawa.

Tensions are mounting between HARASHIMA and Shigehiro Irie. Even though HARASHIMA won the latest match between the two, they continued fighting after the bell. Fans won’t have to wait long for their next encounter as you will see below.

The joshi tour is over for the Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title. Now it is going over to China. Tsukasa Fujimoto was able to make it to today’s show despite losing the belt yesterday to Tsukushi in Ice Ribbon, who then lost it to a ring mat. The title then went back to Fujimoto and after a few more title changes she survived the Battle Royal as champion. At least until Choun-Shiryu snuck up on her, pinned her and then ran off with the belt.

That wasn’t the only story coming out of the Iron Man Title match. Before it began, video footage was shown of Danshoku Dino entering a bar owned by former DDT and Toryumon wrestler Toru Owashi. Dino met with Owashi and pleaded him to return to DDT. Owashi refused and kicked Dino out. The Battle Royal would then be interrupted by further video footage of Owashi looking depressed over his decision. Owashi’s mother slapped some sense into him and off he went to Korakuen Hall. When Owashi finally arrived, everyone in the ring gave him a Rocket Punch. Owashi then announced he will return to the DDT ring at Budokan Hall.

MIKAMI will return to action at DDT’s next Korakuen Hall show on 22nd July. DDT is also hoping to bring in Tatsumi Fujinami.

The lottery to determine the first round for KING OF DDT 2012 was held at the end of the show. The matches are as follows:

Tomomitsu Matsunaga Vs Masa Takanashi
Kenny Omega Vs Daisuke Sasaki
Michael Nakazawa Vs Hikaru Sato
Shigehiro Irie Vs HARASHIMA
Keisuke Ishii Vs Takao Soma
KUDO Vs Antonio Honda
Yasu Urano Vs Makoto Oishi
Akito Vs Danshoku Dino

No unexpected match-ups there. Each of the pairings are very familiar with each other by now. Akito was quick to leave a message on Twitter saying as much as he admires Dino, his goal is to win the tournament not just as a DDT wrestler but as a Sportiva Entertainment wrestler too.


Ryuji Yamakawa Journeys Over To DDT, Union & Big Japan Collide

June 22, 2012

DDT “KING OF DDT TOKYO”, 30/06/2012
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Iron Man Heavymetalweight Title – Battle Royal: Tsukasa Fujimoto (c) Vs DJ Nira Vs Hoshitango Vs Keita Yano Vs Tetsuya Endo Vs Hirshi Fukuda
2. Sanshiro Takagi & Ryuji Yamakawa Vs Kota Ibushi & Gota Ihashi

Ryuji Yamakawa, one of the cornerstones of Big Japan Wrestling will soon be hanging up his boots when he retires in July. To commemorate the occasion, Sanshiro Takagi has invited him over to DDT so they could team together for the first and only time in their careers. The two have previously only had one match together and that was back in 1995. That was during Takagi’s first year in the business. Yamkawa was also fresh in the business at that time.

The 1st and 2nd Rounds of the KING OF DDT tournament will also be taking place at this show.

DDT “KING OF DDT OSAKA”, 08/07/2012
Osaka Yodogawa Ward Center

1. King Of DDT 2012 – Semi Final:
2. King Of DDT 2012 – Semi Final:
3. King Of DDT 2012 – Final:

Also competing on the show will be the rest of the tournament competitors along with Shoichi Uchida, Hideki Shiota and Kiai Ryuuken Ecchan.

BJW/UNION, 18/07/2012
Shin-Kiba 1st RING

1. Special Singles Match: Yoshihito Sasaki Vs Shigehiro Irie
2. Hardcore Match: Ryuji Ito Vs Ken Ohka
3. DDT Extreme Title: Yuko Miyamoto (c) Vs Shuji Ishikawa

There will be plenty of wrestlers from both Union and Big Japan appearing on the show.

Union: Isami Kodaka, Big Rude, Cherry, Hiroshi Fukuda, Hiro Tsumaki, Taichi Kazato, Kengo Ohka and Sanshiro Takagi.

Big Japan: Abdullah Kobayashi, Daisuke Sekimoto, Jaki Numazawa, Shinya Ishikawa, Yuji Okabayashi, Kazuki Hashimoto, Masashi Otani and Hideyoshi Kamitani.